Commercial vehicle parts supplier, Transport Supplies NI Ltd, has taken delivery of its second LDV van from Mallusk-based Belfast Truck & Van Ltd (BTV).
Transport Supplies was one of the first van fleet operators in Northern Ireland to put its faith in the all-new LDV when it was re-introduced to the UK and Ireland markets last year. Following a week-long trial with BTV’s V80 demonstrator, Transport Supplies made its first purchase in September, which has been followed by a second van delivered recently.
Adrian Hamill, Director at Transport Supplies, explained: “The initial appeal for us was the reasonable pricing and five-year warranty, but during the test period the V80 performed well. It was economical, comfortable to drive and the size of the van suited our needs”.
The first LDV was purchased to replace a van that was due for renewal, but earlier this year when a decision was made to increase the Transport Supplies fleet, the Company opted for another V80.
Mr. Hamill continued, “Any apprehension that we may have had about the LDV didn’t last long. We were impressed with the standard specification of the van. The first one had everything we needed, even including seat covers and mats at delivery. In terms of running performance and maintenance, the van has done really well for us over the last six months”.
In fact, Transport Supplies has only had one issue with a slightly cracked windscreen, which BTV replaced under warranty.
Transport Supplies’ vans are both low roof, short wheelbase variants of the LDV V80, but Mr. Hamill is also looking forward to test driving the smaller LDV G10 panel van that is anticipated this year.
Transport Supplies operates from sites in Belfast and Portadown, and stocks a comprehensive range of parts for all major commercial vehicle brands. The Company is committed to offering a first-class service, and provides a fast and efficient parts delivery service throughout Northern Ireland, using its fleet of twelve vans.
Belfast Truck & Van is a sister company of long-established Gus Commercials, one of Northern Ireland’s most reputable suppliers of trucks and vans for sale or hire. The all-new LDV is now built by Saic Motor Group, the seventh largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, which produces over six million vehicles per year. Saic Motor Group has invested significantly in the LDV product range, and a V80 model is currently available in SWB low roof, LWB medium roof and LWB high roof panel van variants, as well as a chassis cab suitable for a range of body types. All LDV products are supplied, as standard, with a five-year (125,000 miles) warranty and five-year roadside assistance.